Motion Picture Association of America

  • Film

    July 31, 2014
  • Film

    July 24, 2014
  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Film

    February 13, 2014
  • Film

    February 13, 2014
  • Articles

    February 13, 2014
  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • Film

    January 13, 2011

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Love is a one-way street in Blue Valentine.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    The Ten Most Spectacular Cyber Attacks of 2010

    According to 4chan, Tea Party folks think cocaine is a helluva drug.​As the internet becomes a primary source for everything from news and entertainment to commerce and business, it makes sense that groups and hackers would be busier than ever. Websites are far more vulnerable to attack than, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Your George Bailey-Free Christmas Viewing List

    Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for ulcers to bleed freely and the roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population who identify themselves as "other than Christian" to smile through clenched jaws and wait for the adult contemporary stations to stop playing Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is Comin ... More >>

  • Film

    June 11, 2009


    Kirby Dick outs closeted pols and the media that protect them.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Jack Valenti, Gay Blade?

    Was the late Jack Valenti -- famous Houstonian, former Lyndon Johnson aide, former head of Hollywood's MPAA, namesake of the Valenti School of Communications at UH -- as gay as a Sondheim song?We don't care one way or the other, but it appears the FBI did.The Washington Post reports this morning tha ... More >>

  • Film

    January 8, 2009

    Remembrance of Demons Past in The Unborn

    Raiding the modern horror memory bank, from The Exorcist to Auschwitz

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone give their animated series the big-screen treatment

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Movie Pirates

    That couple in the back row — they're making out big time, but not in the way you think

  • Film

    February 21, 2008

    Be Kind Rewind Is a Muddle

    Michel Gondry attempts to celebrate DIY filmmaking, but comes up short, stale and flat

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Film

    October 27, 2005

    Strange Brew

    The Truth is, Egoyan's latest is B-movie noir, with killer performances

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Nailed by the Cops

    A fashionable burglar gets nabbed

  • Film

    August 26, 2004


    A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas

  • Film

    February 19, 2004

    Rites of Spring

    Bernardo Bertolucci revisits young love with The Dreamers

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Acting Their Age

    Middle-aged Diane Keaton wins Jack Nicholson away from the young'uns in Something's Gotta Give

  • Film

    October 9, 2003

    Half and Half

    Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, a proper ending

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Reel War

    The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Fever Dream

    Aronofsky creates the ultimate horror flick for the modern era: A searing depiction of drug addiction

  • Film

    May 11, 2000

    Middle-Age Crazy

    The Lifestyle goes where no documentary has gone before: suburban group sex

  • Film

    August 27, 1998

    Love Conflicts -- Nailing Neil

    Your Friends' writer/director takes a wicked route through relationships

  • Film

    November 21, 1996
  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Archer's Way

    Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.

  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Woo? Wow!

    John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack

  • Film

    August 31, 1995

    Child Abuse

    Larry Clark's Kids is an unsettling exercise in cheap sensationalism

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    Violence, TV and Demagoguery

    Congressional attempts to ax TV violence may put the First Amendment under the gun